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3D Printing in Dental Research

Volume 5 - Issue 2

Afnan O Al-Zain*

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    • Department of Restorative Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

    *Corresponding author: Afnan O Al-Zain, Department of Restorative Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University Faculty of Dentistry (KAUFD), P.O. Box: 80209, Zip Code: 21589, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Received: May 30, 2018;   Published: June 08, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.05.001186

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Abstract

Over the past decade; advancements in additive manufacturing technologies have been revolutionizing the way we look at things in terms of fabrication, where applications span the spectrum of industrial, medical and dental [1-3]. The incorporation of additive manufacturing/3D printing in dentistry has expanded the possibil - ities, where 3D printing is being used in oral surgeries, maxillofa - cial prosthesis, prosthodontics, implantology and dental education [1,4]. Further, 3D printing has been also incorporated in dental re - search through the fabrication of low-volume molds and adapters using different materials with precise dimensions [5]

Abbreviations:ERE: CAD-CAM: Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing; Fab Lab:fabrication laboratory; SLA: stereolithography; PPJ: photopolymer jetting; DLP: digital light processing; EBM: Electron Beam Melting; SLS: Selective Laser Sintering; SLM: Selective Laser Melting; DMLS: Direct Metal Laser Sintering; FDM: Fused Deposition Modeling

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